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Matt Zoller Seitz

Matt Zoller Seitz
Matt Zoller Seitz's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): New York Magazine/Vulture, New York Times,, Newark Star-Ledger, New York Press,

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 45% Close (2019) Close is strong on all counts, until it seems to lose its nerve and decides to explain a character who was more compelling when the film let her be a lethal question mark.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
43% Ricky Gervais: Humanity (2018) The title Humanity is ironic in ways that Gervais didn't realize: The title tells you what's missing.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2018
3.5/4 64% Aquaman (2018) For all its wild spectacle and cartoon cleverness, this is a quietly subversive movie, and an evolutionary step forward for the genre.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2018
2/4 52% Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (2018) ['Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle'] gets lost in the woods early and never emerges.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
3.5/4 88% Hillbilly (2018) This is an ambitious and enlightening documentary, filled with wisdom and asking great questions, some of which may never have a satisfying answer.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2018
2/4 16% Robin Hood (2018) You could build a suspension bridge over the gap between what Robin Hood could have been and what it is.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2018
2/4 14% Welcome Home (2018) Once the buzz from the ending fades, you may find yourself resenting Welcome Home for not figuring out that it could've been a classic until it was too late to be one.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
4/4 100% Shoah: Four Sisters (2018) Even without a lot of cuts for time, each story is perfectly paced, and filled with little details that big-picture histories tend to miss.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
3/4 100% The Grief of Others (2018) An unusual and involving if sometimes demanding and difficult movie.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
3.5/4 88% Bodied (2018) Scene for scene, this is a remarkable film, superbly acted, directed, photographed and edited, thought provoking but unpretentious.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
2/4 56% Bullitt County (2018) The problem is the script, which isn't up to the level of the filmmaking-much less the acting, by a crackling ensemble of new and established players who deserve to become better known as a result of their work here.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
3.5/4 94% 1985 (2018) 1985 feels like a missing minor classic from the decade that preceded the rise of the so-called New Queer Cinema.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
3/4 71% Galveston (2018) The film equivalent of a familiar, not too special song that's been brilliantly re-arranged and performed.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
3/4 88% First Man (2018) Even when First Man stumbles as historical psychodrama, it still represents a giant leap forward for movies about the physical and emotional experience of flight.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
4/4 94% Private Life (2018) This film is a reminder that the smallness of life can feel huge when we're in the middle of it.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
4/4 100% A Bread Factory, Part Two: Walk with Me a While (2018) Taken together with Part One, it seems as thorough and thoughtful a statement on art and life as any American filmmaker has given us.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
4/4 100% A Bread Factory, Part One: For the Sake of Gold (2018) This film is miraculous, and we are lucky to have it.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
3/4 89% Love, Gilda (2018) It's such an altogether perceptive work of both biography and criticism, and so thoroughly researched, that it's a shame that its more inventive gambits don't pan out.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
2.5/4 28% Night School (2018) It's to the credit of Lee and his collaborators that Night School pitches a comedic tent big enough to contain something silly for everyone.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
96% Jane Fonda in Five Acts (2018) This is an engrossing feature that will fascinate anyone interested in Fonda's life and work.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2018
100% Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert (2018) This Superstar was the closest that live television has come to creating a hybrid new form, combining elements of epic cinema, the stage musical, and the concert film. It's a minor miracle.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2018
2/4 65% American Chaos (2018) It's disorganized and erratic, jumping from thesis to thesis and location to location, sometimes seeming to pride itself on adopting a nonjudgmental 'I'm just listening' attitude.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
3.5/4 96% Bisbee '17 (2018) The sheer audacity and originality of the exercise makes it a must-see, regardless of what you might think of the success or failure of any particular choice.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
4/4 100% Minding the Gap (2018) It would be impressive even without the palpable sense of connection and understanding that Liu brings to the material, but its easygoing intimacy is what puts it over the top.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
3/4 89% Skate Kitchen (2018) The movie really cooks when it's hanging out with the girls and watching them carve out a space for themselves in a city that's indifferent or hostile towards them.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
3/4 100% Night Comes On (2018) An unusual and interesting feature that tries to convey the inner state of a non-communicative young woman mainly through reaction shots of her face.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
2/4 33% The Catcher Was A Spy (2018) I wish I liked it more.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2018
3/4 90% Set It Up (2018) A rare romantic comedy that has its own distinctive look, rhythm, and storytelling voice.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
2.5/4 74% Bernard and Huey (2018) A lovingly detailed look at two unhappy and unpleasant men.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
4/4 89% Hereditary (2018) Creepy beyond belief.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
2.5/4 70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) It's checklist mythology, but thankfully served up with enough panache to make the trip engaging.‐
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
2.5/4 83% Deadpool 2 (2018) The result feels a bit like a lavishly produced, superhero- and supervillain-stocked standup comedy special, with fight scenes, chases and explosions spliced into footage of the hero telling you about the wild couple of weeks he just had.‐
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
32% Fahrenheit 451 (2018) Long stretches of Fahrenheit are about as subtle as a labor leaflet or a soapbox sermon, and it makes no apology for this aspect of its method. ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
2/4 37% Life of the Party (2018) The latest Melissa McCarthy star vehicle that fails to do justice to the sheer awesomeness of its leading lady.‐
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
100% Ali Wong: Hard Knock Wife (2018) [Ali] Wong has perfected that basic yet elusive trick that some writers spend their entire lives failing to master: She makes you feel as if it's just the two of you, and she trusts you enough to tell you how she really feels.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
1.5/4 0% The Con Is On (2018) The kind of movie that seems to think a heap of outrageous details equals a characterization.‐
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
100% John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio City (2018) It's fun to pinpoint the nexus of a comedian's obsession, and he's showing it to us here, which is why Kid Gorgeous might later be seen as a milestone in his artistic development.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted May 1, 2018
2.5/4 85% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) If only the film were better modulated, or perhaps longer, or more elegantly shaped, or ... well, it's hard to say exactly what's wrong here.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
2/4 45% The Devil and Father Amorth (2018) The Devil and Father Amorth feels at once bloated and slight, like a DVD supplement puffed up to feature length.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
96% Elvis Presley: The Searcher (2018) When the subject is the specific sound of Elvis's music - the component parts and how they ultimately combine and fuse - The Searcher is an absolute banger‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
2/4 21% Submergence (2018) The actors and the filmmaking are seductive enough that Submergence isn't a chore to sit through, but it's not engrossing, either.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
3.5/4 95% The Endless (2018) A movie that plays with our perceptions of time, space, and reality, and sketches the outlines of unimaginable terror while leaving the details to our imagination.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
2/4 44% Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) The fate of the world has rarely been decided in as rote a manner as it is here.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
.5/4 50% Flower (2018) If you could pour the worst tendencies of American independent cinema over the last twenty years into a gigantic soup tureen and let it simmer overnight, this film would be the unappetizing result.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
3/4 51% Tomb Raider (2018) A beautifully crafted and unpretentious piece of action cinema, with a number of sequences that are as gorgeous as they are thrilling.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
3.5/4 89% Itzhak (2018) A joyous film about a joyous man.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2018
2.5/4 42% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) There's a lot here that feels insufficiently shaped or fitfully realized, but at the same time, there's a lot to like. It's the Platonic ideal of a mixed bag.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
No Score Yet Mister Rogers: It's You I Like (2018) Despite its brevity, this is a powerful special because, like Rogers himself, it speaks plainly and without affectation to the deepest part of us, in a calm and accepting tone of voice.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2018
4/4 88% Police Story (Ging chaat goo si) (Police Force) (1985) One of the great 1980s action films. It's also one of the most 1980s action films.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2018
1.5/4 17% Death Wish (2018) Vigilante dad rock.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2018